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Learn to Swim Instructor

Learn to Swim (LTS) Instructors are responsible for monitoring Recreational Sports and Fitness Services aquatic programs and activities.  LTS instructors will be expected to achieve a current American Red Cross or national recognized Water Safety Instruction and CPR/AED certification.  LTS instructors must develop the ability to instruct young children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group situations. Further, they are to comply with all the policies and procedures of the Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department.

Learn to Swim Instructors will be under the general authority of the Aquatics Director and the Recreational Sports and Fitness Services Department.  Ultimately, a LTS Instructor will report to their LTS Supervisor during their shifts.  

Learn to Swim Instructors will be trained and provided with the means to succeed at their job.  After an appropriate matter of time (as determined by the Aquatics Director) a LTS Instructor must have:

  • Mastered the basics of swimming strokes.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of the mechanics of swimming.
  • An awareness of and ability to enforce the policies of the Department.  
  • Learned how to assist in setting up and breaking down the LTS site.
  • Dedicated to work for the general maintenance and improvement of the Department.  

Learn to Swim Instructors will also be required to know and execute general procedures associated with the pools.  This includes, but not limited to:

  • Assisting with injured participants
  • Assisting with unruly participants/parents
  • Documenting incidents, accidents, and injuries as they occur.
  • Acknowledging and working with the evaluations of a LTS Supervisors.
  • Being able to identify violations of the Pool policies and procedures, and being willing to notify a Supervisor of such infractions as they occur.  

Besides instructing, a LTS Instructor will be required to follow the directions of Supervisors and complete any tasks assigned during a shift for the good of the Aquatic Program.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Guarding the Pool (If certified)
  • Setting up and breaking down pool equipment
  • Evaluating and training new instructors
  • Reviewing LTS educational material
  • Practicing swimming mechanics